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A whorl is a bead like object used to weight a spindle, which is used to spin raw fibres such as wool into yarn or thread. This example is from the late Iron Age.
Whorl 40mm diameter x 20mm thick.

24th Jul 2014 by Luton Museums

History, Textiles

Key Stages:
Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4

Neolithic Bronze Age Iron Age Celtic Roman Wool Textiles Weaving Spinning

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